The Sheffield Student Medical Society (MedSoc):
The MedSoc committee is a group of medical students like you. They represent medical students at every level within the Medical School and University, and work closely with the academic staff. We try to involve our students as much as possible into your stay here in Sheffield.
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The best for student life
The students union was totally refurbished in 2013, so it brand spanking new for your enjoyment! You'll find study spaces, night clubs, a cinema, cafes, food court, shops, lockers and vital support services including the student advice centre, accomodation and volunteering services, “Give it a Go” and a nursery for students with young children.
1. The Information Commons (IC): This is the main library for the University and is situation next to the student union at the top of West Street. It is open 24/7, 365 days a year and offers computers, core texts for all courses, laptop loans and a variety of learning spaces including group, silent and flexible.
Things to do, places to See
Whilst you're in Sheffield there is plenty to see, do and explore. From the Students' Union to the city and beyond you will never be bored.
The city's cultural amenities include multi-screen cinemas, concert venues, leisure complexes and an arts scene to suit all tastes. Or you could enjoy the tranquillity of the city's vast parks and woodlands.
Music - Every night, the pubs and clubs of Sheffield vibrate to the sounds of up and coming new bands and star DJs. The larger stadium-style venues here attract many of the biggest stars in the world. Sheffield loves pop, rock and dance music. The University itself is a key venue for touring bands and DJs. Prestigious classical performances by orchestras and groups are also a regular event on campus and in the city.
Cinema- The Showroom Cinema is the biggest independent cinema outside London and the centre for serious film fans in Sheffield. The programme covers modern, classic and world cinema every week. There are a number of multi-screen cinema complexes in the city, showing all the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
Theatre- The heart of the city is home to the largest and arguably the most important theatre complex outside London. The Crucible, Lyceum and Studio theatres have won awards for their groundbreaking productions which include drama, dance, comedy and music. Affordable student tickets are available.
Eating out- There are restaurants to suit every taste and pocket from Michelin-award winning restaurants to independent cafes designed with a student budget in mind. Within minutes of the campus you will find food from around the world including Chinese, Indian, Italian, Thai, Spanish, Japanese, Mexican and Lebanese. Vegetarian and Halal food is widely available.
Art- Across the square from the theatres is the award-winning Millennium Galleries complex, linked to the Tate and the V&A in London. Other attractions include the Graves Art Gallery and the Site gallery for contemporary art.
A breath of fresh air
Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in England with 150 woodlands and 50 public parks within the city. The greenery is throughout the city from the centre, where the Winter Gardens is Europe's largest city centre temperate glasshouse, to the countryside, where the Peak District national park is only ten minutes away from the University.
The Peaks is a world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns and at its heart the Peak District National Park, known and loved by millions for its breath-taking landscapes, relaxation, inspiration and adventure. Spanning Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire in the heart of England, it’s home to dozens of market towns & pretty villages, historic houses, famous attractions and hundreds of traditional events.